The manner in which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was bundled off to Saudi Arabia on his arrival in Pakistan clearly indicates that 'genuine functional democracy' is not going to be ushered in Pakistan in the near future. President Pervez Musharraf may be down but he is definitely not out, as the only institution that counts, namely the army, still backs him and as long as he enjoys the support of his uniformed colleagues, he can withstand any Nawaz Sharif or Benazir Bhutto -- US pressure on him notwithstanding.
Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:42:24 AM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (Xinhua) Pakistan and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to a broad-based and sustainable relationship to their mutual benefit at the second round of strategic dialogue here on Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:27:47 PM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (DPA) Authorities in Karachi Wednesday barred cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan from entering the southern port city of Pakistan after he arrived there to lead a demonstration against President Pervez Musharraf.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 7:53:34 PM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (Xinhua) Pakistani security forces killed 40 militants in the country's northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan Wednesday, a military spokesman said.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 7:44:43 PM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (RIA Novosti) Militants have tried to destroy a seventh century rock carving of Buddha in the Swat valley region, in northwestern Pakistan, a spokesman for the local archaeology department said Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:43:06 PM
Islamambad, Sep 12 (Xinhua) Eighteen police personnel were missing following militants' attack Tuesday night on a security check post in Pakistan's northwest town of Bannu, an army spokesman said Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:37:33 PM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (DPA) US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte arrived in Islamabad Wednesday to take part in a Pakistan-US strategic dialogue amid growing turmoil for the country's military ruler, President Pervez Musharraf.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 3:02:57 PM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Upset over Saudi Arabia's role in the deportation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the entire opposition stayed away from the national day reception hosted by the kingdom's ambassador Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 2:45:19 PM
Islamabad, Sep 12 (Xinhua) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will order an inquiry into the Asia Cup debacle after the national team flopped in the 11-team tournament, The News reported Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:46:12 PM
Islamabad Sep 11 (DPA) A suicide bomber of some 15 years of age, blew himself up in a crowded mini van in northwestern Pakistan Tuesday, killing himself and 18 other people, news reports said.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:08:17 PM
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